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Heavy Metal Uptake by Balloon Flower Together with Investigating Soil Properties and Heavy Metal Concentrations in the Cultivated Soils
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Heavy Metal Uptake by Balloon Flower Together with Investigating Soil Properties and Heavy Metal Concentrations in the Cultivated Soils
Bae, Jun-Sik; Seo, Byoung-Hwan; Lee, Sin-Woo; Kim, Won-Il; Kim, Kwon-Rae;
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 Abstract
Soil properties and heavy metal (HM) concentrations in the field soils where balloon flowers (Platycodon grandiflorum, BF) were cultivated, were investigated together with HM (Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn) accumulation by the BF roots. Basically, in most soils examined (51-97% among 65 samples), the chemical properties including soil pH, organic matter, available-P, and exchangeable cation contents appeared to be lower than the optimal ranges for balloon flower cultivation. There were no samples exceeding the standard limits for HM in soils. Instead, the total HM concentration levels in soils appeared to be maintained at around background levels for general soil in Korea. This implied that elevated HM accumulation in the soils caused by any possible input sources was unlikely. Even though the BF cultivated soils were not contaminated by HM, it was appeared that substantial amount of Cd was accumulated in BF roots with 1.5% and 35% roots samples exceeding the standard limits legislated for BF root () and herbal plants (), respectively. This implied that the soil HM standard limits based on the total concentration does not reflect well the metal accumulation by plants and also it is likely that the Cd standard limits for BF and herbal plants is too restrict.
 Keywords
Contamination;Food safety;Herbal plant;Medicinal plant;Soil;
 Language
Korean
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